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A large 2.5 story building housing a liquor store and several apartments on the upper floors was gutted in a two alarm fire in Paterson on June 27th.

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Heroes Realty introduces Heroes Certifi fie ed Homes! Primarily servicing the fire, rescue, EMS, police and military community, Heroes Realty Inc., has announced the launch of an exciting new program called Heroes Certified Homes. Negotiating on behalf of its clients, Heroes Realty works very hard to provide benefits and incentives exclusively to their customers looking to purchase or rent a new home or apartment. From builders who are proud to offer discounted pricing and added amenities on new construction projects, to real estate agents and home sellers who are willing to offer concessions to show their appreciation to the heroes in their communities, the Heroes Certified Homes promises to be a ground breaking initiative as it grows across the country. If you're a member of the emergency services or military community and interested in purchasing a new home or in need of a home or apartment to rent, please contact Heroes Realty today to learn what features and benefits you qualify for. There is absolutely no charge to emergency services or military for this service.

Market Your Property For Free! If you are a builder, a home seller, or a real estate agent looking for powerful, national marketing exposure for your listing at no charge, contact Heroes Realty today to discuss how you can qualify to make it a Heroes Certified Home.

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$259,000 $222,500 Yarosz Construction offering Heroes affordable price, plus $1,500 credit back at closing! Located in Montague, New Jersey, these homes will be situated on a beautiful oneacre, corner property selected exclusively for the police, fire, rescue, EMS and military customers of Heroes Realty. Yarosz Construction Company which has been serving the tri-state area since 1987, has teamed writh Heroes Realty to offer these beautiful homes to Heroes. Yarosz Construction has an outstanding reputation

of building quality homes that are built to last. In addition to these two models, there are also additional ranch and cape style homes available to choose from. For more information about the amenities in these custom built homes and to see the floor plans for each, please contact Heroes Realty at 877-541-HERO (4376).

If you are a member of the emergency services community and are currently paying more than 4.25% interest on your mortgage, give us a call or email today for a free analysis to see if you can benefit from our program. Please act quickly before interest rates rise again.


Check out these additional Heroes Certifi fie ed Homes!

Bloomfield - Cash flow Investment Opportunity! Fully rented with long term tenants. Or Owner occupy and collect a rent. 1st Fl 1 BR. 2nd unit features 4 BRs. Deep yard with oversize 3 car detached garage. Asking $315,000

Bloomfield - Pride of ownership reflects in this 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial. Many features including hardwood floors and granite counter tops. Full Basement and a large back yard. Beautiful curb appeal. Asking $299,000.

Pompton Lakes - 2 Bedroom/1 Full Bath Spacious Colonial; Newer Eat-in Kitchen; Nice Size Living Room; Low Taxes; Level Lot - Corner Property; Not In A Flood Zone Area. $329,000

Wallington - 2 FAMILY. Each unit features kitchen/dining room, living room, 2 bedrooms and full bath. Full Basement. 2 Car detached Garage!! asking $299,000

Passaic - Nice Single Family Cape features 4 Bedrooms and 3 baths!! Many updates. A must see. Asking $249,900

Paterson - 2 Family House Features 6 Bedrooms and 3 Baths!!! Many Updates. Investment cash flow or Owner Occupy and collect a rent. Asking $275,000

Passaic - Commercial with great opportunity to own your own store front and collect income. Located on busy business district, 3 store fronts, separate utilities. Asking $305,000

Wallington - Free standing banquet facility plus parking lot. Full interior/exterior renovation. Access to obtain liquor license; possible option to lease. Turn key. Asking $599,000

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Midday Sunday, July 6, 2014, an alarm of fire went out from the Clay Oven India Restaurant located in the same building as the Roxbury Inn Motel, a site of a previous fire this winter. On arrival, heavy smoke was pushing from the building. A second alarm was struck. The workers were able to escape without injury. Firefighters not only battled the fire, but also the heat and humidity. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.

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Texas: Daniel D. Groover, 46 Rank: Firefighter/EMT Incident Date: July 9, 2014 Death Date: July 9, 2014 Fire Department: Houston Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Groover collapsed while operating on the second floor interior of a burning residential structure. A Mayday was sounded and Groover was quickly removed from the building by fellow firefighters. He was then transported to a local medical center but did not survive the injuries sustained in the incident. An investigation into the circumstances of the fire and Groover’s death is underway by local and state authorities. Colorado: Richard L. Marchman, 67 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 9, 2014 Death Date: July 9, 2014 Fire Department: Indian Peaks Fire Protection District Initial Summary: Firefighter Marchman collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack in the Brainard Lake Recreational Area while hiking back out to the Blue Lake/Mitchell Lake Trailhead parking lot after he and fellow responders helped rescue an injured hiker and move her to a suitable location for transport by a Flight for Life helicopter to the Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Paterson firefighters battle second alarm fire Paterson firefighters battled not only heavy fire on July 9th, but also temperatures near 90 degrees. Just around 3:30 p.m., Paterson dispatch received multiple calls for a structure fire in the area of Garfield Ave and Jefferson St. Less than a minute after dispatch, Battalion 3 advised he had smoke showing from quarters. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the third floor of a three story mixed occupancy. Firefighters quickly stretched

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lines and attempted to make an interior attack as supply lines were secured. In minutes after entering the building, command called for the evacuation of the building and struck a second alarm. Two ladder pipes, a deck gun, and multiple handlines were set up to douse the flames and to protect the exposure on the D side of the fire building. While battling the heat, fire-

fighters were able to knock down the bulk of the fire within 15 minutes; however, continued to chase hotspots in the upper floor. No injures were reported, and about a half hour after firefighters arrived on scene, the fire was knocked down and members entered the building to overhaul and check for any remaining extension. The fire remains under investigation. - CHRIS TOMPKINS


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Graduation Class of 2014, 57 firefighters from 26 companies.

2014 graduation class from Ocean County Fire Academy On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. graduation ceremonies for the 2014 firefighter I class were held at the Ocean County Fire Academy in Waretown. 57 firefighters from 26 volunteer fire companies graduated, including Kristal Poppe and Luis Rodriguez. They are among 30 other members of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company Station 34 in Manchester Township which

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dates back to August 1958. The company is headed by Chief Mike Trimarchi, and President Bob Annitto. The other 25 companies represented were Barnegat, Waretown, Lakewood, Point Pleasant Beach, Stafford, Bamber Lakes, Lanoka

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Firefighter/EMT Casey Calmon (Union Hose Fire Co. #1, Union Beach, NJ) with his uncle, Ex-Chief/Current Captain Jim Merkel (New Point Comfort Fire Co. #1, Keansburg, NJ) at a live burn drill at the Aberdeen Smokehouse hosted by Captain Merkel and the New Point Comfort Fire Co. This was Firefighter Calmon's first time seeing fire since the loss of his brother Robert 'Hawk' Meyer in the Line of Duty on June 8th, 2014. A big thanks to Captain Merkel for the confidence boost!

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Again, Wallington says goodbye to a hero UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

John Barnas was only 23, but he gave his time and his dedication to help others whenever possible. While in high school he served as captain of the Wallington Junior Fire Department and when old enough, he joined the Wallington Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the local emergency squad answering medical calls in the community. During vacation time in Pennsylvania, he volunteered his time with the Waymart and Browndale Fire Departments. He was on the path to follow in his father and brother's footsteps to become a career firefighter in Jersey City. Firefighter John Barnas died on June 21st of pneumonia, a complication of his four-year battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. For the second time in five months, the Bergen County community called Wallington was crying. On February 28th, his father, Captain Gregory Barnas, collapsed and died while battling a restaurant fire in town. Greg Barnas was his son's primary blood donor as John went through radiation, stem-cell treatments and chemotherapy. Fire companies throughout North Jersey organized blood drives for John-drives so successful that more blood than John could use was collected. On June 26th, Wallington held another departmental funeral for one of their local sons. Scores of firefighters and EMT's lined the block in front of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church for the funeral mass. Bagpipers from the Jersey City Fire Department played in time with the tolling of the church bell. After the Mass, the procession of firefighters and emergency vehicles escorted Barnas' casket on his engine, where he currently served as engineer, to Engine Co. 2's firehouse on Johnson Avenue. Apparatus came from local departments plus Waymart and Browndale, Pa. The firehouse is known as the assembly point for the department's annual holiday parade every November, when decorated apparatus gather for a parade and a good time. On June 26th, the mood was the complete opposite. Another day of mourning in this close-knit community. Fire Chief Jake Hrywniak radioed to his dispatcher for Firefighter John Barnas. There was no answer. Firefighter Barnas had answered his last alarm, as the fire bell rang in his honor. John had written a eulogy for his father's funeral, but had not read it. His mother, Patricia, read those words at the firehouse. “If it wasn't for him donating his blood to me, I wouldn't be standing here honoring my father today,” John wrote. “And, Dad, don't you worry. I'm going to beat cancer and follow in






your footsteps.” “And now he's followed,” Patricia said with deep emotion. As John's casket left the firehouse on Engine 2, there were tears in the eyes of many, including the strong men wearing the gold and white shirts. Greg “Barney” Barnas and John are

now protecting the heavens and watching over all of us. Heaven needed the best. - Ups/Downs continUeD on page 14


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Pier fire lights up the sky in Edgewater Edgewater, NJ. An old fashioned pier fire lit up the sky as the red glow and column of smoke blocked out the Manhattan skyline on the morning of June 25th. Most of the old piers are gone with the development of the New Jersey side of the Hudson River waterfront from Edgewater to Jersey City. This small pier was used for recreational purposes for the new Edgewater Harbor development consisting of shops, officers and residential occupancies in the southern end of the borough. Lawn chairs occupied the pier for residents and business people to relax and enjoy the view. Around midnight, the fire department was dispatched to the foot of Main Street off of River Road for a report of a fire. Flames rose over the pier as neighboring North Hudson Fire Control also dispatched a full assignment to Boulevard East at the northern end of North Bergen due to the flames. Edgewater companies arrived and began to establish a water supply and special called a squirt apparatus from Cliffside Park. Due to low tide, marine units could not be used to fight the fire. All operations had to be done on the land side.

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An East Bergen County secondalarm brought additional fire companies to the scene from Fairview, Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Ridgefield and Leonia. Hand lines were set up and firefighters used numerous saws to “open up.” There was deep seated fire under the pier, as hand lines were set up along the shore to reach those flames. In addition, Edgewater's squirt was used from the street side as well as a ladder pipe from Fairview Truck 2. Borough firefighters also used an inflatable raft on mud to get closer with a hand line to reach the flames under the pier. After several hours, the main body of fire was knocked down and mutual aid companies started to be released around 3 a.m. As firefighters were getting a hold on the fire and receiving a bottle of water from EMS personnel, some members reminisced about the last time they fought a pier fire. Most memories went back to the 1990's. - RON JEFFERS


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UPS: Wanaque firefighters used their tower ladder to help rescue a six-month-old black bear cub after it got his head stuck in a jar and had to be rescued from 40-feet up in a tree. The 28-pound bruin tested skills of rescuers as he became wedged in a tree, his head stuck in a large Animal-Crackers jar that had been tossed out in the trash. A spokesman for the state DEP credited the Ringwood and Wanaque Police Departments, the Wanaque Fire Department, and two of the DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife employees-Kelley Borguess (chief biologist bear team leader) and Joe Burke (bear technician) with rescuing the bear. The bear had to be tranquilized, as firefighters gingerly cut the jar off the bear's head. The dehydrated bear was being cared for and expected to make a full recovery, the spokesman said. DOWNS: A male day laborer was killed and another injured, June 20th, on Route 38 in Cherry Hill, when a former Block Buster video

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store collapsed. The building was being demolished to make way for a Super Wawa. UPS: Hamilton Township District 2 received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of $134,120 for turnout gear. DOWNS: A woman was pulled from a burning Jersey Ave. dwelling in Elizabeth, June 25th, and rushed to the hospital as a four alarm fire destroyed her home and damaged two others. “All the smoke went into the firefighter's face, he wasn't even wearing a mask or anything, and a bunch of them pulled her out the window,” said local resident Teresa Lopez. Firefighters helped the victim down a ladder and she was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center. UPS: Moonachie received $279,604 AFG funds that will be used to replace equipment destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. DOWNS: Police say a 27-yearold man set fire to his ex-girlfriend's house on Manning Ave., North Plainfield, June 28th, with a minor inside the building. The minor escaped with non-life-threatening injuries by jumping out a second-floor window, according to a joint statement from Somerset County and local law officials. All residents were able to safely escape the fire building, according to North Plainfield Fire Chief Bill Eaton. The actor was charged with three counts of aggravated arson, burglary and theft, and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said. UPS: Clifton received $348,300 in AFG funds that will go toward protective gear, officials said. DOWNS: A faulty electrical cord is to blame for a two alarm fire that spread to three Grand St. homes in Trenton on July 6th. UPS: Bayonne received $295,291 in AFG funds that will be used to purchase new turn-out gear. DOWNS: Seven families were displaced by a four alarm fire that ripped through a Wyckoff Mill community condominium building in Hightstown, July 2nd. UPS: New firefighters in Teaneck are Kyle Kovacs, Rory Gourley and Harold Haynes. DOWNS: A retired Jersey City police officer died in his Tuckerton apartment on July 8th. Andrew Koralga, 73, was found in his Village on the Green complex, on Main St., shortly after firefighters arrived, officials said. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and Tuckerton Police Chief Michael Caputo issued a press release stating the fire started from a discarded cigarette. Koralga was pulled from his apartment after firefighters arrived. He was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Coronato and Caputo said. UPS Jonathon Press has been appointed to the Dover Fire Department. DOWNS: A Second Ave. home in Galloway Twp. was destroyed by fire on July 8th. All five township fire companies responded. Police say the residents escaped safely. Nine cats and dogs were rescued

from the house. One cat was revived by EMT's at the scene, Fire Chief Skip Portale said. Several firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion with one transported to the hospital. UPS: Fire District 1 in Franklin Twp., Somerset County, was recently awarded $450,242 in AFG funds. The district will use the money to purchase new SCBA equipment. DOWNS: A 52-year-old former marine died following an explosion in the backyard shed of his Union Beach home, July 13th. UPS: Deputy Chief Carlo Palumbo was promoted to Chief of the Springfield Fire Department at 7:30 p.m., July 22nd, in the municipal building. Nearby, and at the same time and date, Battalion Chief Thomas Byrne was promoted to Chief of the Union Fire Department in the municipal building. DOWNS: A 32-year-old woman was killed as a result of a two-alarm fire at her Fifth St. row house in Jersey City on July 10th. UPS: Ocean Beach Fire Boat 2576 members located two missing people in the Barnegat Bay and res-

cued them on July 13th. Approximately one mile east of the rescue location, a small boat overturned and two of the boat's occupants went missing. DOWNS: In July, a 70-year-old Red Bank man was charged with three counts of arson, one count of attempted arson and one count of criminal mischief. He allegedly set fires near the train station. Gabriel Ramos admitted to the incidents on videotape to Sgt. Juan Sardo, officials said. UPS: The Atlantic City Fire Department will receive more than $489,000 in a federal assistance to firefighter's grant. Chief Dennis Brooks said the money will go toward new turnout equipment for the city's 252 firefighters. DOWNS: Two women were killed as the result of a fire in their North Providence Ave. multiple dwelling in Atlantic City on July 18th. UPS: The Green Creek Volunteer Fire Company in Middle Township will receive more than $91,000 in a federal assistance to firefighter's grant. DOWNS: A Bayonne woman

jumped out of a second-story window to escape flames in her Avenue E dwelling on July 20th. The woman injured her leg in the fall and was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, authorities said. UPS: The North Haledon Fire Department will acquire 30 new air packs through an assistance to firefighter's grant. DOWNS: Elizabeth firefighters battled a four alarm fire on E. Jersey St., July 22nd, that damaged six buildings. One firefighter suffered a burn on his left shoulder, said Deputy Chief Lathey Wirkus. UPS: Hightstown's Animal Welfare Committee purchased 24 oxygen masks for dogs and cats and donated them to the Hightstown Fire Department and First Aid Squad to assist in emergency situations. DOWNS: North Hudson Engine 4 was struck broadside by a vehicle at Central Avenue and 31st Street, Union City, July 26th, while answering a smoke alarm activation call. Two firefighters and the driver of the auto were taken to the hospital.


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Lighting causes two homes to catch on fire BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

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Galloway Township, NJ. At 10:45 a.m. on July 10th, 2600 arrived on the 600 block of 1st Avenue. Crews found a home with heavy smoke showing. A few minutes later, command notified of a second structure just a few hundred feet away also on fire. An all call was hit out for both jobs. Crews had both fires knocked down within 30 minutes. Severd thunderstorms passed through the area and officials believe lighting caused the fires. No one was injured and crews remained on scene for some time for overhaul operations.

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Runaway car lands in Morris Canal in Woodland Park Woodland Park, Passaic County, NJ. West Paterson firefighters responded to an early morning incident. A car lost control and proceeded down Cedarhurst Avenue, crossed an intersection then passed through a metal guardrail and rolled down a hill. The vehicle finally came to rest in the Morris Canal. The historic old canal and tow

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path here dates back to 1831. The fire department dispatched Rescue 1 and Engine 2 to the scene for a reported trapped occupant. The female driver was able to exit the vehicle through the sunroof.

Volunteer firefighters deployed haz-mat booms and pads to contain any fluids at the accident. No injuries to the driver were reported. EMS on scene did not transport anyone. Within an hour, a tow truck removed the vehicle from the water. - TODD HOLLRITT

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Springtime fun as Park Ridge hosts wetdown Park Ridge, Bergen County, NJ. The Park Ridge Fire Department held a wetdown for it's new Pierce pumper. In a time honored tradition, numerous surrounding towns and residents attended to welcome the new piece of equipment.


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Fair Lawn handles third alarm house fire Fair Lawn, Bergen County, NJ. On July 20, 2014 at 5:13 a.m., Fair Lawn volunteer firefighters under the command of Chief Howard Londner responded to the report of a fire at 0-08 27th St. Chief Londner, who resides approximately ten blocks from the location, observed a heavy smoke column as he responded from his home and called for a second alarm. Upon arrival, the entire second floor of the brick two story occupied family dwelling was heavily

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involved. Chief Londner requested a third alarm, which brought mutual aid into the Boro to cover fire stations. The residents self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival. Numerous hand lines were placed into immediate operation and interior and exterior attacks were begun. The main body of fire was soon

knocked down. Mutual aid was received from surrounding communities, including Paterson, which sent an engine company as a RIT team. Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and set up a rehab and triage area. There were no injuries, but the ambulance corps assessed approximately 15 fire personnel. The last units cleared the scene at approximately 9 a.m. MARTY PELTA


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Iselin house fire discovered by mail carrier


New Jersey Forest Fire Division A annual pumps class Division A had their field day for their annual Wildfire Pumps class. Firefighters spent two days in the classroom learning about different pumps, adapters and fittings, and hydraulics. The last day was spent in the field putting all the knowledge to a hands on experience.

Iselin, NJ. A family was displaced after a mid-afternoon fire heavily damaged the rear section of their home, leaving the single-family dwelling uninhabitable Both the Iselin #9 and #11 Fire JUMP TO FILE# Companies re- 071114121 sponded around 2:30 p.m. to 32 Atlantic St. for the reported structure fire, after a mail carrier walking his route noticed smoke and flames emanating from the back of the home. Firefighters arrived quickly on scene, as they were on the road answering other fire calls in their district. Heavy smoke and fire was showing from the rear of the one and half story wood-frame home with a propane tank exposed. Engine 9-5 went into pump operation, deploying a total of three hand lines to extinguish the flames. The first hand line was advanced through the front door, followed by an additional hand line to the backyard. A third hand line was advanced through the front door to back up the initial interior suppression team. Heavy fire conditions were encountered in the kitchen and rear of the home, but was knocked down quickly with two hand lines


before the flames consumed the dwelling. The fire was declared under control within 30 minutes and held to the rear of the home, but smoke and heat damage was evident throughout. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported at the scene. Mutual aid fire departments

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Car fire shuts down Route 78 in Newark Newark, Essex County, NJ. The Newark and Irvington Fire Department's were simultaneously dispatched to Route 78 east of the Garden State Parkway, near the border of the cities. NJ State Police were the first to arrive on the scene and closed all eastbound traffic. A Newark engine company was on scene quickly followed by a ladder company, but the first due pumper made quick work of the well involved car on the shoulder. No one was hurt at the incident.


Englewood third alarm in a downpour Englewood firefighters battled a house fire under adverse weather conditions on July 3rd, leaving the home badly damaged, but with no serious injuries reported. A line of storms containing heavy rains and lightning moved through Northern New Jersey producing numerous responses for weather related incidents from area departments.

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Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Englewood was dispatched to 156 Phelps Ave. for a report of fire. A second alarm was transmitted as companies arrived to smoke showing from a large two and a half story frame dwelling.

Lines were stretched inside and the roof was vented as the rain and lightning continued. A third alarm was sounded for manpower as the fire was knocked down. Members opened up to check for extension, and in less than one hour, the fire was under control. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Hackensack and area firefighters attended the annual firefighters memorial on July 1st.

Hackensack tragedy remembered Hackensack, NJ. It has been 26-years since five city firefighters lost their lives battling an auto dealership fire on River Street. Every year since that sad day, city firefighters and officials, area firefighters, families and friends have assembled at the firefighter's memorial at Fairmount Park. The turnout continues to be large every July 1st. This year was no exception. Old faces and new faces remem-

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bering fallen heroes. F.D.N.Y. Fireman Keith Nicoliello has attended the memorial most years. He was, and is still close to many members of the H.F.D. He was also on the scene of that fire on a hot and humid 1988 day. New faces included the Teaneck Fire Department's three new

rookie members. Two wreaths were placed at the base of the five monuments that represent the members killed at the Hackensack Ford fire. One represents those members and one for all other deceased members of the department. Never stop remembering the sacrifices of others. - RON JEFFERS

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Chief of Department Frank Montagne christens the new Marine 1 with a bottle of champagne.

North Hudson dedicates new fire boat Weehawken, NJ. Area fire department personnel gathered with municipal officials at the NY Waterways ferry terminal on July 8th to celebrate the addition of a new firefighting and rescue boat assigned to the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue's waterfront district. Chief of Department Frank Montagne greeted the guest that showed up to welcome the new vessel, inspect it, and take a ride along the Hudson. The new Marine 1 was acquired through a federal Port Security grant. The “Firestorm 36” model was built by Metal Craft Marine, of Kingston, Ontario. The 39-foot boat can deliver 3800-gallons of water per minute through four monitors. It also carries 100gallons of foam. It is powered by twin Cummins turbo diesel engines. The cabin is fully pressurized for any chemical, nuclear, radiological and biological attack, and it is equipped with a chemical detection sniffer. It is equipped with two large life rafts that can be deployed into the river for the rescue of victims. The vessel also has a crane capable of lifting 500-lbs, and it can operate in less than twofeet of water. The New Jersey side of the Hudson has seen major develop-

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ment in the last two decades, and this is another means of protecting the area. The regional fire department's share of the waterfront extends from the city of Hoboken north to the Bergen County line. Visiting fireboats that participated in the celebration came from the FDNY, Jersey City, Edgewater, Perth Amboy and Secaucus. Fire officials from Kearny and Linden were also in attendance. After the ceremony, visiting officials were able to inspect the new craft and go for a ride up the Hudson with retired Fire Captain, Keith Gonyou, a Marine Division consultant. The North Hudson Marine Division also operates a 28foot Boston Whaler and a utility truck the carries marine rescue tools and equipment. The vessel is equipped to communicate with all port partners within the Port of New York and New Jersey as well as the New Jersey Regional Fireboat Task Force units, New Jersey State Police, United States Coast Guard, and the FDNY and NYPD. - RON JEFFERS

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Blairstown Hose Co. and Knowlton Fire participate in a gas fire drill at the Warren County Fire Academy. Simulated home and industrial gas main fires were extinguished with fan spray as fireman moved in closer to the ignition point to cool the flames before shutting the gas.

This month, we feature Brush 49 of the Plainsboro Fire Department in Middlesex County. It is a 2013 Ford F-350, 4 x 4 with a Knapheide body. It was assembled by E.R.S. Fleet Repair of Toms River and has a Hale H200X, 200 gpm pump with a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine and a UPF 250 gallon water tank. There is a 3/4-inch hose reel, a 1 1/2-inch discharge, a 1 1/2-inch gated wye and two whip lines. Other features include a brush cage, a six-ton front winch and a portable winch, rear spotlights, chain saw and hand extinguishers


Truck versus house in Seabrook Seabrook, Cumberland County, NJ. On Friday July 11, 2014, at 12:02 p.m., Rescue 3221 (Seabrook), Engine 3301 (Upper Deerfield #3), and Squad 34 (Upper Deerfield EMS) were dispatched to Old Deerfield Pike for a motor vehicle crash. County Dispatch advised responding units that it was reported to be a truck into a house, and one patient with facial injuries. BLS 3427 arrived first due and confirmed that a truck had struck the house, but the patient had fled the scene. Rescue 3221 arrived shortly after and established command. Due to the severity of the accident and crews not knowing the patient's condition, personnel staged on scene while the New Jersey State Police investigated and BLS checked the area for the patient. County Dispatch advised command that the patient was

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possibly located at a residence about 1/4 mile from the scene. BLS 3427 responded to that location and did find the patient with minor injuries. BLS transported the patient to a local hospital for further evaluation. Command requested that the Township construction official respond to the scene to check the structural integrity of the residence. The homeowners were not home at the time of the accident and the State Police are still investigating the cause. At 12:40 hours Command released the scene to the New Jersey State Police and all units went available. - WAYNE PAOLLILI JR


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Chief Peter Arciuolo, left, and Assistant Chief Michael Lauer, along with the Honor Guard, begin the Independence Day events.


Ridgefield Park Ex-Chief Al Knaub was honored for 60-years of service, as Fire Commissioner George Fosdick, who was recognized for 50-years of service, looks on.

Independence Day tradition continues in Ridgefield Park Ridgefield Park, N.J. Independence Day has always been a special event around the country, but in this village it has been an extra special day since 1894. Numerous events are held including a baby parade and the big parade down Main Street. To start the day, every year at 8 a.m. sharp, the fire department holds their Annual Inspection and Awards Ceremony at the memorial fire bell site on Euclid Avenue. Fire Chief Peter Arciuolo welcomed village officials, firefighters, families and friends that turned out despite the threatening sky. Fire apparatus shined, turn-out gear was uniformly spread out next to the rigs, and firefighters wore their dress uniforms, ready to be in-

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spected. The judges consist of outof-town fire officials. Before the inspection, current and former chiefs and local officials participated in the traditional walk passed all fire companies to greet their members. This year, Ex-Chief Al Knaub was honored for 60-years of service to the F.D.R.P. and the community. Fifty-year awards were presented to members Joe Alberque and George Fosdick. Fosdick currently serves as mayor and fire commissioner. Mayor Fosdick said it was time to be a little less active and stated he has answered his last C.O. call!

In addition, he jokingly admonished his company for a slower turn-out now that he is not always responding to drive the truck. Forty-five year awards went to Carl Detloff and Raymond Hofmeister. John Malool was recognized for 40-years of service. This also marked the last inspection and parade for Engine Co. 4's 1984 Hendrickson/Grumman 1500-gpm pumper, which will be replaced in the fall with a new Sutphen model. After the inspection, firefighters from the six companies gathered at a local hall for breakfast before the parade and the issuing of this years trophies. - RON JEFFERS


IMTT Rescue 1, 1989 Pierce Lance, with 35 kw generator, air cascade, 9500 pound front winch. It previously saw service in Brighton, NY Fire District and later the Lancaster Twp., PA VFD.

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Ocean Gate Volunteer Fire Company Fire Boat 3706 responds with crew of five to a boater in distress

Ocean Gate responds to boater in distress Ocean Gate, Ocean County, NJ. On Sunday, July 13 at 2:24 p.m., a 911 call was received for a boater in distress in the Ocean Gate waters of the Toms River. Using 3706, the fire company's boat and a team of five, crews made it to the scene within minutes. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a one person Sunfish sailboat had tipped

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over due to high winds blowing across the water that afternoon. The victim had apparently been in the water for 20-30 minutes prior to someone calling 911. The crew of 3706 helped a

nearby jet skier right and tow the sailboat and take the victim to shore. During a complete patient assessment, it was determined that the victim was uninjured and did not require treatment by the local EMS department. - MICHAEL FLORES


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Tuckerton, Ocean County, NJ. Just before 7:00 p.m. on July 16th, Station 50 was hit out for a reported structure fire at the 7-11 on E. Main Street in Tuckerton. 5000 arrived and found a heavy smoke condition inside the store. 5000 ordered crews to the D side of the building and firefighters made their way to the roof. It was quickly determined that an air conditioner unit on the roof caused the smoke. Crews set up a PPV in front of the store to air it out. Crews cleared the scene about 30 minutes later.

Northvale firefighters were dispatched to the corner of Tappan Rd and Clinton Ave for a reported structure fire. Police arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the attic area of 431 Tappan Rd, a large two and a half story frame. Command arrived shortly after and transmitted a working fire followed by a second alarm as fire began to show from the peak of the roof. Northvale Engine 263 stretched a supply line to the front of the structure as Engine 262 took the hydrant. The Closter tower arrived on scene and laddered the roof as crews make an interior attack to the attic area. Norwood and Rockleigh also provided mutual aid on the second alarm. The fire was knocked down within ten minutes; however, crews chased pockets of fire in the attic area during overhaul. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.


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Ocean Gate drills with Pine Beach on simulated car fires Waretown, NJ. Ocean County firefighters from Station 37 Ocean Gate and 38 Pine Beach drilled together working on a live vehicle fire. The scenarios went as follows, an engine with a full crew from around the block would pull up on scene, secure their apparatus safely, perform size up (fully involved vehicle fire) and get to work.

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The firefighters wore full protective gear as well as used air from the SCBA equipment. Each fire company had two chances at this scenario thus allowing all members present to participate.

Then, the last two evolutions involved mixed members from both companies. Ocean Gate is located Southeast of Berkeley Twp and Pine Beach sits between Ocean Gate, Berkeley, and Beachwood. - MICHAEL FLORES

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Prominent member of Cranford First Aid Squad mourned Barbara I. Ragone, 79, of Cranford, NJ., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Born in Queens, NY, Barbara moved to Cranford, NJ in 1975. She was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Theresa’s Church, the Catholic Daughters of St. Theresa’s Court, Kenilworth Senior Citizens, Cranford Senior Citizens, Assistant Treasurer of the 2nd District of the NJ State First Aid Council for many years, Cranford First Aid Squad for 40 years. Barbara is predeceased by her husband Andrew Ragone in April 2014, and daughter Lisa Ragone. Surviving are three children Andrea Lewis and her husband Craig, Robert Ragone, and Barbara Cicalese and her husband Thomas. For the past 40 years Barbara was a prominent member of the Cranford First Aid Squad. The last 15 years Barbara served as President, and so much more. Barbara was the type of person who consistently went the extra mile for others regardless of how well she knew them. She always made sure each member had everything they needed, and made efforts to estab-

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lish relationships. Barbara was also a strong leader who made difficult decisions, attended various meetings, and put the squads interests above her own. On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene completely flooded the squads building destroying mostly everything. While many members resigned, Barbara was one of the few who refused to let the squad go without a fight. With the aid of other members and the state of NJ, the squad was rebuilt and better than ever. Today, CFAS boasts over 50 members strong and will be receiving a 2015 E-450 remount in late September. Barbara will be sorely missed by all, however her memory and dedication to this organization will forever live on. - JASON CRUZ

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Engine 53 rides again in Budd Lake After a eight month re-furb by KME, Budd Lake's Engine 53 is back in action first due. The 1998 Mack MC has run first due in this busy department since that time. The engine is designed for small long driveways and also maneuvering through the 3,000 garden apartment's throughout the township.


Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ. On Saturday, June 21st at 12:44 p.m., Engines 4 and 5, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and D/C 1 were dispatched in the area of 128 Gamewell St. for the report of activated alarms in the area. Engine 5 radioed that they had a smoke condition from the rear of headquarters and they were responding. D/C 1 arrived on scene reported two and a half story frame with smoke and fire on the B side of the house extending into the home. They requested a second alarm, bringing a Teaneck FAST team and an Englewood truck to the scene. Engine 4 stretched a one and three quarter inch line into the first

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floor along with Engine 1 stretching a line to the second floor. Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 began primary searches and opened up while checking for fire extension into the house. Ladder 1 found moderate smoke in the second floor ceiling. Rescue 1 was met with heavy smoke and fire in the attic and requested a line and the roof to be opened. Engines 1 and 2 advanced a line into the attic area to extinguish fire. Engine 5 assisted with a ground ladder on the side for

egress and than stretched a third line into the home to assist. Companies continued to operate on all floors of the house and the fire was knocked down in less than 30 minutes. Relief crews from Hackensack and the Englewood truck continued overhaul. Hackensack EMS, Hackensack UMC BLS and Box 54 were on scene to assist with rehab. One firefighter was transported to Hackensack UMC with a minor injury to his neck. Hackensack fire prevention is in the process of conducting the investigation. - JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

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Elizabeth battles heavy fire on arrival Elizabeth, Union County, NJ. One firefighter was injured and several residents were displaced on July 22, 2014 after an intense fire ripped up the back of one building and damaged five others. The Elizabeth Fire Department was dispatched at 3:39 p.m. to 78 East Jersey St. for a reported fire. Apparatus responding reported heavy smoke in the area and transmitted a working fire. Upon arrival, companies found heavy fire on the C side of a three story occupied multiple dwelling with immediate exposure problems on the B and D sides. A water supply was established and hand lines were stretched to the exterior C side of the building where flames were present on all floors.

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The fire department connection was charged as the building was equipped with a full sprinkler system. Additional hand lines were advanced to each floor via the interior to hold the fire and prevent extension into the building. A second water supply was established on Fulton St. and a hand line was stretched down a driveway to the rear of the fire building. With all hand lines operating, the bulk of the fire was darkened within 30 minutes, but extensive overhaul was needed. The original fire building sustained heavy damage in the rear and

was deemed uninhabitable. With the combination of an aggressive attack and the sprinkler system holding the flames in check, the building was able to be saved. The fire was declared under control at 4:23 p.m., but crews remained on scene for an extended period of time conducting overhaul and wrapping up equipment. All occupants were able to escape the building unharmed and were temporarily relocated. Several mutual fire departments from Union County assisted at the scene and covered the city during the incident. The cause of the fire is being investigated by Elizabeth fire officials. - KEITH ADDIE


Ringwood sends off one of their own On Saturday, July 19, 2014, the three fire companies in Ringwood came together to send off one of Ringwood's bravest. Firefighter/EMT Stephen Stussing, a nine year member of Ringwood Fire Company #1, is heading overseas to protect our country. His unit will deploy August 1st for one year in Bahran. He is also an EMT for Jersey City Medical Center, where he works. A barbecue was held in his honor with family and friends in attendance. It was held at RVFC1 firehouse with plenty of great food and fanfare. We all wish him safe travels and that he comes back to us soon. Best wishes and We all thank you for service to our country.

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House fire for Rutherford On Saturday, June 21st at 1:02 a.m., Rutherford Fire Department responded to 320 Ridge Road on a report of a house fire. First arriving Chief Scott confirmed the working fire in the rear of the home and requested a Wallington FAST team, East Rutherford truck, and Lyndhurst engine. Engine 4 arrived and stretched a one and three quarter inch to the rear of the house and began an aggressive interior attack while Truck 1 ventilated. Additional Rutherford companies operated additional lines, conducted searches in the home, and Truck 1 opened the roof. The fire was knocked down in less than 15 minutes. No injuries were reported

An overnight house fire in Saddle Brook displaced two residents, killed seven cats, and left another missing. On June 18th at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Saddle Brook Fire Department was called JUMP TO FILE# out on the report of 062214105 a house fire at 182 Midland Avenue. Saddle Brook Police arrived on scene and confirmed the working fire. Arriving Fire Chief Doug Habermann transmitted a working fire in a private dwelling. Engine 4 arrived first due confirming that all residents out of the house. An aggressive interior attack was made. The fire was located in a room on the first floor in the front of the house. As lines were put into operation the fire extended to the second floor and attic. Members of Ladder 3 set up the truck to vent the roof. The heavy smoke was then replaced by fire venting through the vent hole form the attic. Interior lines were kept in operation to knock down the heavy fire. Fire was traveling up the front of the house and inside the walls. Companies had to pull the front of the house to expose the fire, which was knocked down with a outside line. A labor intensive overhaul operation started. One firefighter was sent to Hackensack Hospital with chest


pains. Mutual aid from Elmwood Park, who was the FAST team, and engines from Fair Lawn and Garfield covered the town. Later on in the fire, the Garfield engine was brought to the

scene to assist in overhaul operations. The Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps provided fire ground rehab. - DAMIEN DANIS

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AVFD hosts water drill Allendale, Bergen County, NJ. AVFD hosted a water emergencies drill at Crestwood Lake with Allendale Ambulance CorpsAVAC, Waldwick Ambulance, and Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance. Members from all departments had the opportunity to work on patient handling in water in addition to joint operations with our rescue crew in standing, swift, and ice scenarios.


Aberdeen Rescue 496's 2014 Spartan Gladiator/SVI apparatus, left, has replaced a 1990 Mack/Saulsbury model.

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Hazlet Fire Companies donate highway collections to important foundation On the morning of May 31, 2014, members of the Hazlet Fire Department, which includes Hazlet Fire Company No. 1, North Centerville Fire Company No. 1, and West Keansburg Fire Company No. 1, held two highway collections. One was held at Route 36 and Laurel Avenue; the other at Route 35 JUMP TO FILE # and Poole Avenue. 072114114 Just some of those who assisted in the collection drive included Township Chief Joseph Schroeck, Hazlet Fire Inspector John Beslanovitz, Bill McCarron, Doug Granai, Mason Sheenan, Mike Vamos, Andy Bace, Matt Beslanovitz, Pat Fox, Scott Aagree, Tom Hyer, and Bill Brooks from Bayshore Hospital. Hazlet Township Fire Inspector John Beslanovitz said the monies donated by motorists will be sent to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which helps America’s military heroes regain their independence. According to the website, the firefighter community gives back to catastrophically injured heroes through fundraising events and mentorship initiatives. Funds raised by Firefighters for America’s Bravest supports the Foundation’s programs, including Building for America’s Bravest. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Fire Inspector Beslanovitz said, “We collected $3,200 from donations made by motorists on these two highways. This will greatly help the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. An additional $800 was collected from local businesses and fire companies.” - COMMUNITY MAGAZINE


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Fire & Safety Services celebrates with 50th Anniversary Open House Fire & Safety Services’ 50th Anniversary Open House was held on June 21st at 200 Ryan St. at their South Plainfield facility. “It’s our first real big celebration,” President of Fire & Safety Services David Russell said. “It’s been 50 years since the doors to Fire & Safety opened, and JUMP TO FILE # it’s a very exciting 071114119 day for us. Everyone’s welcome; people who just want to see the trucks, customers, or people who might be interested in the apparatus for purchase,” he said. Refreshments, activities for kids, tours of the ground, and the shop and prizes were made available. An appearance was even made by the NJ Devils Mascot. Walter Runyon opened Fire & Safety Services in 1964 to sell and service equipment and apparatus to emergency service providers. In 1982, Bill Russell, David Russell’s father, and a longtime Metuchen firefighter, purchased Fire & Safety Services and it has been owned by the Russell family ever since. After the Russell's took over, the company became the authorized Pierce distributor for New Jersey, according to David Russell. He explained that Pierce was a national leader in fire truck manufacturing and fire apparatus. “We service and sell Pierce emergency apparatus and also service most other makes of emergency apparatus. We pride ourselves on our customer service. We’ve asked some of our long time customers to bring their old fire trucks from the 1970s to the Open House, so people can see them.” Apparatus from many years past were on display including Hillside's fire aux 1979 Dodge/Pierce body work mini pumper, Fair Haven's 1981 Arrow, Hopacong's 1984 Ford/Pierce, Farmington's 1986 Ford/Pierce, and North Cldwell's 2002 Dash 61' sky boom. Brand new pieces included High Bridge's new Arrrow XT ladder, Carlstadt's new Engine 2 (a Velocity model) and Colt Neck's new Velocity pumper. Fire and Safety has 12 mechanics, who go on the road to service trucks as needed. “We’ve probably sold over the years to 68 percent of fire companies in the state. In addition, most of Fire & Safety's employees are firefighters from various towns. Rerpresentives from Pierce Mfg. were also on hand at the celebration to offer their congratulations to Fire & Safety on their celebration. Fire & Safety Services has continued to grow over the years. Its original location was a 1,000 square feet building at 451 Stelton Road in Piscataway. After the Russell family took over, they moved to an 8,000 square foot facility on Stelton







Road. In 2008, as the business continued to grow, Russell leased an 18,000 square foot facility on over four acres of land. “My father was a firefighter, and I was a volunteer too. I grew up in the industry,” he said adding that his brothers had also been volunteers.

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Car fire in front of Denny’s Gloucester Township, Camden County, NJ. At about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8th, Station 84 was dispatched to the area of Denny's on Blackwood-Clementon Road for a reported vehicle fire. Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) arrived to find a vehicle well-involved. Engine 842 arrived, stretched the front-bumper line and put a quick knock on the fire. Engine 841 and Rescue 84 assisted 842's crew.


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Englewood battles third alarm fire in firefighters home Englewood firefighters embraced their fellow brother as his own home caught fire shortly before 2 p.m. on West Palisades Ave. A normal shift at Englewood fire JUMP TO FILE # headquarters was 061914106 ended when a call came in for a reported structure fire at 328 West Palisades Ave. Heavy smoke could be see as soon as fire apparatus turned the corner from the fire house. For one firefighter, the arrival to see the second floor and attic area of his own home well involved in fire would be his hardest fire to fight. As crews arrived on scene to heavy fire conditions, a second alarm was transmitted, as fire threatened the delta exposure. Multiple handlines were stretched though the front to the second floor and to the driveway to protect the exposure. A third alarm was transmitted as heavy black smoke filled the skies. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack knocking down the heavy fire on the alpha and delta sides; however, they were forced to back down the stairs due to heavy fire in the



walls. Crews were rotated inside to maintain a forceful attack. It took crews over an hour to bring the fire under control. The firefighter, whose house was on fire, stood by the pump panel and

worked the whole time until he was later relieved of duty. Mutual Aid from Bergenfield, Tenafly, Teaneck, Leonia, and Hackensack assisted at the scene. One firefighter sustained

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Two dead in Atlantic City blaze Atlantic City, NJ. Two women were killed by a fast moving blaze that engulfed an apartment building. The fire, which is believed to have started in the basement, quickly spread up four floors. Fire crews arrived and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the building JUMP TO FILE # as well as the third 071914100 and fourth floors. A second alarm was struck as companies went into service. One person was found unconscious inside the building and was rescued by firefighters. She was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Companies continued to fight the fire while searches were completed. At which time, a second victim was found and pronounced dead at the scene. The fire briefly spread to an adjacent apartment building, but was quickly knocked down. The fire was brought under control in about and hour. The cause of the fire was still under investigation. Units assisting on scene included Atlantic City Police, Atlantic City EMS, Absecon EMS, the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office, the Medical Examiners Office, and the American Red Cross

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Bloomington's 1987 Mack/ 95-foot Aerialscope tower ladder saw original service in Long Beach.

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Chester tackles garbage truck fire On Monday afternoon, June 23rd, the driver of a Waste Management truck traveling through Chester noticed smoke coming from the rear of it. The driver pulled into the rear of Chester fire house. Firefighters used Class 'A' foam to fight the fire. The load couldn't be dropped due to the hydraulic pump burning up during the fire.


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Updates in Mount Laurel Township Author’s Note: In last month’s column, the photo of the Hainesport tanker pumper was taken by John M. Malecky. Within the past year or so, there have been several updates in Mount Laurel Township. The fire department has placed in service four major pieces of apparatus, which were sold by First Priority Emergency Equipment. Three of the vehicles were purchased by the Mount Laurel Fire Department and the fourth was purchased by Burlington County and assigned to the Masonville station in Mount Laurel. Each of the four apparatus are of a different type. The first is a pumper, E-36-32. Specs include a KME Severe Service chassis with a flat roof, a KME T.O.P. (Total Occupant Protection) system with four front airbags, cab side external EMS compartments, Cummins ISL, 450 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, Hale Qmax, single-stage 1500 gpm pump, 600 gallon low profile poly water tank, 168 inch KME Flatback 3/16 inch aluminum body, 10 kw Onan hydraulic generator, FRC scene lighting and ROM roll-up doors. Next is Rescue 36-29 which has a KME Severe Service XLFD chassis with a 22 inch raised roof. Specs include a transverse cab compartment, cab side EMS compartments, KME T.O.P. system, Cummins ISX, 500 hp diesel engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, FRC 12, 120 and 240 volt scene lighting, Hale MG 500 gpm pump, 500 gallon poly water tank, 21 foot 3/16 inch aluminum “HD” rescue body, ROM roll-up doors, 240 volt air compressor (175 CFM), Onan 25 kw pto generator and a Night Scan Profiler 3.0 P4500 light tower. Next, is Ladder 36-15, which has a KME Predator Severe Service XMFD chassis with flat roof. Specs include a KME T.O.P. system, Bostrom seating for six, driver/officer side external EMS compartments, Cummins ISX 12, 500 hp diesel engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, Hale Qmax, 2000 gpm single-stage pump, 500 gallon poly water tank, tandem axle “Straight Shot” 3/16 inch aluminum body, Onan 10 kw hydraulic generator, FRC Scene lighting, 103 foot heavy duty 4section 110,000 psi steel aerial ladder, pinnable waterway and a Store Front Blitz Nozzle. Lastly is Foam Tender 36, purchased by the county. It has a Mack Granite 6 x 6 chassis. Specs include a Mack MP-8, 455 hp diesel engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, Edwards MFG, 300 Series foam transfer pump, National Foam Balanced Pressure Foam Proportioning System, KME V”LE” 3/16 inch aluminum tanker body with a 4000 gallon tank, FRC Spectra, 12 volt scene lighting and ROM roll-up doors. Mt Laurel EMS also received an ambulance with a remounted chassis and two command vehicles, which were converted at the GM dealership where purchased. The ambulance will Please send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus of the Month to us at 1st Responder News, 1 Ardmore Street. New Windsor, NY 12553. Or you can e-mail them to

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Mt. Laurel e-32, 2012 KMe Severe Service 1500/600 with 10 kw generator. it was sold by First priority emergency Vehicles.


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Mt. Laurel Rescue 29, 2012 KMe Severe Service 500/500/30, 25 kw generator and 4.5 ton portable winch with seven receivers. it was sold by First priority emergency Vehicles

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parsippany Rescue and Recovery, R-69-1, 2012 Freightliner FL106/pierce dive unit with command center, 30 kw generator, 4.5 ton portable winch and awning. it was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

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Burlington County Foam 36 assigned to Mt. Laurel. 2013 Mack granite/KMe 325/4000 foam. it was sold by First priority emergency Vehicles. be featured at a later date. We received word that on August 18th the National Park Fire Department (Gloucester County) will be conducting a final inspection of the first E-ONE engine in South Jersey to have a stainless steel body. Sold by 1st Choice Fire Apparatus, the specs include a Typhoon chassis with extended cab having eight seats and a transverse compartment which extends under the rear wall bench seat, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine, extended front bumper with a 1 ¾-inch preconnect in the center and a right side bucket to support a front suction. It has a four head Night Scan light tower mounted center of the roof which is supported by an 8 kw hydraulic generator. LED quartz lights

are located on the front eyebrow and both sides of the cab over the rear doors. Additionally there is P-1 LED quartz lighting located in all four corners of the body. The pump is a 2000 gpm single-stage Hale with a 780 gallon poly water tank. A pre-connected master stream appliance is over the pump area and there are two LDH discharges on the right side. All pre-connected lines consisting of four 1 ¾-inch and two 2 ½-inch are out the rear and are low due to the low “Urban” style hose bed. It has high side compartmentation with roll-up doors on the left and standard right side compartmentation. A 24 foot and 14 foot aluminum ladder compliment will be located over the low right compartments with three

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e-208 of the Cheesequake FC, old Bridge twp. 2014 Sutphen ambassador 1500/750 with 10 kw generator. pike pole tubes and a folding ladder behind the ladder compliment. It will carry four 10 foot hard sleeves one each side of the body over the compartments and ladder with the additional two located on the cab roof. It is scheduled to be on display in Wildwood. Absolute Fire Protection reports the delivery of two E-ONE apparatus to the Boro of Middlesex. The Parker Fire Company received an HP 100

platform quint. Specs include a Cyclone II long cab and chassis, Cummins ISX12, 500 hp diesel, Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank, FRC Spectra scene lights, 10 kw Smart Power generator, 1305 pound tip load with a 2.5:1 safety margin, 15 foot six inch jack spread and a 100 foot aluminum platform. - Continued on page 62

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with offering equipment has always been within our model”, Colarusso said. “Training is essential to the fire service on so many levels, but most importantly because lives depend on it”. In July 2014, All Hands Fire Equipment & Training held their first class at their new Training Facility. The 40 hours class, “NECI Basic 91-1 Telecommunicator,” was sold out. The following week, “Emergency Medical Dispatcher” was held. Both classes were a huge success.

All Hands Fire Equipment & Training has been serving the fire service since 2001. Only a few years after their establishment, there was an identified need to offer training.

The off-site training programs that All Hands Fire offers have also been incredibly successful. In 2014, All Hands Fire instructors spend two weeks teaching firefighters in Alexandria VA. Other departments trained in 2014 include Trenton NJ, Irvington NJ, Ringwood NJ, Franklin Township NJ, Richmond Hose–Staten Island NY, Old Bridge Rescue Squad NJ, Kearny NJ, Cherry Hill NJ, Ocean Grove NJ, Belmar NJ, Tinton Falls NJ, Honeoye Falls NY and more.

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in July was a Rope Rescue training class to the New York City Stage Hands Workers at the Foxwood Theatre (site of the Broadway show “The Amazing Spiderman”). All Hands Fire featured special guest instructor Captain Robert Morris Sr. (retired) of FDNY Rescue Co. 1. All Hands Fire Equipment & Training recently announced that they are offering the following Open Enrollment classes for Fall 2014. Students interested can sign-up online at or by contacting Firefighter Escape Systems Man vs. Machine (same class that is presented at FDIC) Officer and Leadership Development Workshop (same class that is presented at FDIC) Traffic Incident Management Systems (TIMS) for Fire Police personnel Basic 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Dispatcher course (NECI) And more.




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Overturned truck in Oakland At 3:50 p.m. on June 20th, the Oakland Fire Department was dispatched to 50 Long Hill Road for the report of an overturned truck. Chief Curtis LeRoy and the Oakland Fire Department arrived on scene and found a tree service truck had overturned on the front lawn of the residence, directly over a small creek. The OFD placed a bucket under the slow leaking fuel tank and deployed sorbent boom in the creek as a precaution. The Oakland Fire Department, Police and Bergen County Hazmat stood by until the truck was uprighted and removed without incident by Brookside Towing. There were no injuries reported.

“Operation Homecoming Chaos” On June 14, 2014, “Operation Homecoming Chaos” was conducted at Brick Memorial High School. The drill involved a simulated mass casualty incident. The scenario that first responders were faced with involved a school bus crashing into the bleachers at the homecoming football game. First responders were faced with multiple injuries, vehicle entrapment, and numerous types of medical emergencies. All the agencies that were in-

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volved worked together, and demonstrated how a coordinated effort can bring large incidents to a successful conclusion. Many lessons were learned and, additional drills like this will be planned in the future. The Brick Township Police Department would like to thank the following agencies that participated in this drill: Brick Town-

ship Office of Emergency Management/ C.E.R.T, Brick Township Police Emergency Medical Service, New Jersey EMS Task Force, Pioneer Hose Fire Company, Breton Woods Fire Company, Laurelton Fire Company, Herbertsville Fire Company, Brick Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, MONOC Paramedics, Brick Township Volunteer EMS, Lakewood EMS, and Toms River EMS. - JOSEPH PAWLOWICZ JR

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Construction accident sends one to trauma center Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County, NJ. Just before 5:00 p.m. on July 22nd, a 911 call was taken for a construction worker hit in the head by a piece of equipment. Station 50 along with Station 71 were assigned the job along with Squad 85 EMS. Once on scene, a medevac was requested. PennSTAR II arrived less then 15 minutes. The landing zone was set up at the local high school. Squad 85 arrived along with MONOC Medic 716 and transferred the patient over to the flight medics. All units were soon cleared from the scene.


NJ Transit train strikes person in Paterson Paterson, Passaic County, NJ. A NJ Transit train, traveling eastbound to Hoboken, fatally struck a man just east of the Paterson station. None of the 200 people on the train were hurt, but a person on the tracks near 21st Avenue and the Route 80 overpass was killed. He was trespassing on the railroad tracks at the time of the incident. Paterson Fire and EMS responded to the scene as well as NJ Transit's heavy rescu, which has high rail gear railroad wheels for use on railroad tracks. An investigation by NJ Transit police will be conducted along with Paterson Police. In June, a man was killed instantly when he laid his head on the railroad tracks in the same area.

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Flames consume Paterson building A large 2 ½ story building housing a liquor store and several apartments on the upper floors was gutted in a two alarm fire in Paterson on June 27th. The dispatch was just after 5:15 AM and by the time firefighters arrived at 230 Rosa Parks Blvd., flames were venting out of multiple windows on the second floor on both the “B” and “D” sides of the structure. Most of the residents had self evacuated, but several were removed by three police officers be-

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fore the arrival of firefighters, including a set of six year old triplets. Flames extended to the attic area, which also included living areas. A second alarm was transmitted. The roof was vented and companies tried to continue the interior attack, but as flames broke through the roof, all members were ordered out. Two elevated master streams, a

deck gun, and several handlines were put into operation to knock down the heavy fire. Eventually members were able to re-enter, but it would be over two hours before the fire could be placed under control. One resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, no other injuries were reported. Nine residents were reported to have been left homeless. - BILL TOMPKINS BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

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- Continued from page 56 The Beechwood Height Fire Company received a top mount low hose bed (63 inches to the ground) pumper on a Cyclone II extended cab and chassis. Specs include a Cummins ISL9, 450 hp diesel, Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pump, 780 gallon water tank, Whelen Pioneer scene lights, 3/16 inch aluminum body and a 6 kw Harrison generator. New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered two P.L. Custom Medallion Type III ambulances on Ford E-450 chassis. One went to the Freehold First Aid Squad (Monmouth County) and the other to Hatzolah EMS of the Jersey Shore. Also the Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department (Hudson County) took delivery of a Rescue 1 walk-in rescue with 22 foot 4 inch body on a Seagrave Marauder II chassis. The E.H. Stokes Fire Company in Ocean Grove (Monmouth County) took delivery of a Toyne pumper on a Spartan Metro Star SMFD chassis. Specs include a 10 inch raised roof cab, 27 foot two inch overall length, Cummins ISC, 370 hp diesel, Hale Qmax 1500 gpm pump, ROWE CAFS, 500 gallon water and 20 gallon foam tanks, and a bolted stainless steel body. At the time of this writing the lettering had not been finished yet. The First Priority Emergency Vehicles Ambulance Division received an order for two Braun Signature Series Type 1 ambulances on Ford F-350 4 x 4 chassis

for Fuchs EMS in Fair Lawn (Bergen County.) They made the following deliveries: a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a Braun Express onto a GM G3500 chassis to Old Bridge Township EMS (Middlesex County,) two Road Rescue Transmedic Type II’s on Ford E-350 chassis, one each to A & M Medical Transport in Paterson (Passaic County) and Phillips Ambulance in Newark (Essex County,) a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a Road Rescue Ultramedic Type III onto a GM G3500 chassis for Atlantic Health Systems EMS and a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a Road Rescue Duramedic onto a Ford E-350 chassis to Able Medical Transport in Farmingdale (Monmouth County.) Their Apparatus Division received an order from the Bayville Volunteer Fire Company in Berkeley Township (Ocean County) for a KME Predator Panther custom pumper. Specs include a MFD cab with 10 inch raised roof and six seats, Cummins ISL9, 450 hp diesel, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, FRC 12 volt lighting, Waterous CSU, 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gallon poly water tank, KME “FLEX” 3/16 inch aluminum body, Amdor roll-up doors and internal ladder storage. They were prepping for delivery a dive-rescue unit for the Somerset Fire/Rescue Company in Franklin Town-

ship (Somerset County.) Specs include a Freightliner M2-112 chassis, Detroit DD13, 410 hp diesel, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, FRC Spectra 12 volt LED scene lighting, 3/16 aluminum heavy duty 19 foot eight inch combination walk-in/walk around body with roof top compartments, two Girard RV style armless awnings, Zico folding roof style roof access ladder, Hanson roll-up doors, SABRE-VENT compartment blower system, Smart Power 15 kw hydraulic generator and a Will Burt Night Scan 4.5/9000 watt light tower. Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: Five Arrow XT pumpers (one each for Lakewood Fire District 1 in Ocean County, Neptune Fire District 1 in Monmouth County, Allendale in Bergen County, the Ironia Fire Company of Randolph in Morris County and the City of Camden which had been a demo.) Also Midland Park (Bergen County) ordered a Velocity 105 foot ladder and Stone Harbor (Cape May County) ordered an Impel PUC pumper. Pierce deliveries include Carlstadt (Bergen County) a Velocity pumper and a Velocity 100 foot aluminum ladder without a pump, North Plainfield (Somerset County) a Saber pumper and High Bridge (Hunterdon County) an Arrow XT 75 foot aluminum ladder.


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MONOC wins 2014 Circle of Excellence Award for public service Wall, NJ. MONOC Mobile Health Services is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the 2014 Public Service Circle of Excellence Award by the Greater Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce. MONOC, along with the other honorees were recognized on June 5th at a dinner ceremony at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, New Jersey. This prestigious award can be given in six categories to honor contributions to the development of excellence in Greater Monmouth County through service, leadership and achievement. The Public Service Award is presented for outstanding service in the year of consideration and/or for accumulated years of service and may be given to a person or an organization. Accepting the award for MONOC was Vince Robbins, MONOC’s President and CEO. After accepting the award, Mr. Robbins said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the leadership and staff at MONOC for all that they do for the community everyday. This award represents the caring and compassion that is provided to every person that MONOC’s EMTs, paramedics and nurses touch everyday.” MONOC Mobile Health Services is a non-profit hospital cooperative consisting of 15 acute care hospitals located throughout New Jersey. Formed in 1978, MONOC’s mission is to improve health care and reduce costs. MONOC Mobile Health Services is accredited by the Commis-

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sion on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and employs over 730 employees and operates a fleet of over 100 ambulances. Together, this shared services consortium acts as a health care cooperative for these acute care hospitals and over 2.8 million residents that they serve living in more than 1,800 square miles of the Garden State. Among its numerous service lines, MONOC operates MICU Paramedic Services, Helicopter interfacility and 911 services, Mobile Critical Care Services, and Basic Life Support interfacility and 911 services. Additionally, MONOC operates a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited education department, which is the largest EMS education department in New Jersey providing original and continuing medical education to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, police officers, firefighters and the general public. Coordinating all of MONOC’s communications is an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) 24/7 state of the art 911 dispatch center which handled over 156,000 requests for service in 2013. - SCOTT MATIN

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Hackensack honors firefighters with valor awards On Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Hackensack Fire Department held their valor awards for the years of 2011 to 2013. Chief Freeman addressed the audience and stated how proud he was of all of the members of the department for their actions keeping with the finest traditions of the department. Chief Freeman also thanked the members of the HFD honor guard for their continued work and dedication. Lieutenant Spero Leakas was the master of ceremonies and explained what actions were taken by the members to receive their awards. During the ceremony, over 20 awards were given out and here are some of the highlights of the awards. The Patriot Award was given to Firefighters Justin Mignogna, Julio Siguenza and Chris Mazzocchi for their service to the USA prior to becoming firefighters.

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Acting Lieutenant J. Portacio, Firefighters Hellpap, M. Greco, and D. Oddo received a Meritorious Service Award for removing a firefighter in distress at a working fire located at 265 Clinton Place on May 26, 2012. Lieutenant J. Taylor and Firefighter V. Ulysse, received a meritorious service award. Firefighters M. Martinelli and C. Mazzocchi received a unit citation for their actions in removing an unconscious victim at a working fire located at 130 Overlook Avenue Apartment 6E on October 21, 2013. Other citations were given out for CPR and AED saves. HFD would like to thank the mayor, members, and the families who attended the ceremony. - JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

Who needs to laugh more than the Fire Companies ---the first responders who deal with dangerous circumstances each and every day? There’s an innovative concept for fund-raising developed by Joey Novick, who is a stand-up comedian and the Fire Commissioner in his hometown: Stand-up comedy shows. Fire companies can get much-needed laughs and profit financially as well. Novick's company, ComedyWorks, provides all-star headline comedians from HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, Last Comic Standing, and the Tonight Show. Novick’s been producing comedy shows since 1977, and has experience producing shows with such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie O’Donnell, Larry The Cable Guy, and Tim Allen. "The comedians were very funny, and very professional," wrote Mark Bruhmuller, Fire Chief of the Churchtown Fire Company of New York. “Joey Novick did an excellent job. Everybody loves to laugh, and it's a great deal of fun." ComedyWorks produces more than 300 shows a year, almost 150 of those for emergency service organizations. The money these shows can

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raise varies, depending on things like the number of tickets sold, how they're priced, the amount spent on promotion and whether food and drink are available. "Mostly companies produce shows in their own facilities, which may hold 300–400 people," says Novick. "We'll put together a show for them that will bring in comedians from major comedy clubs, with a headliner from HBO, Comedy Central, or the Tonight Show. The feature performer will be someone who's headlined the comedy circuit: Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, the Comedy Store. The host of the show will be a comedian who's very high-energy, like a gameshow host, to get the audience warmed up. A triple headliner show!” The Somerset Fire Company of New Jersey produces two fundraisers a year through ComedyWorks. "We've done about ten shows so far, and it's been great," says Mike Rein-

beck, who coordinates the shows for the 65-member volunteer department. "A friend of mine who had used Joey told me, 'This guy books really good acts.' So, we did the first show, everything was great, and we've been doing shows with Joey ever since." "I find their people to be very funny," agrees Adam Hubney, chief of the Atlantic Highlands Volunteer Fire Department in New Jersey, which books comedians through ComedyWorks for its annual dinner. "We have a professional comedy club in our county, and the quality is just as good." Comedy Works provides a 30-page ‘How-To’ guide that assists organizations through the comedy show production and warns of mistakes to avoid. "We make sure they follow everything in the guide," says Novick. "If a company has never done this before, it gives you everything from you need to know. We make sure that things get done right. Clients who follow the guide always do very well and tend to make money.” For information on Comedy Works, call 1 (888) 782-4589, go to or e-mail

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Commercial building burns in Palisades Park Palisades Park, Bergen County, NJ. Smoke alarms did their job on July 23rd when volunteer firefighters were toned out to an alarm activation at 318 Bergen Boulevard at 6:08 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke showing from the second-floor of the approximately 100 x 75 foot, twostory structure. The building contained a law office, title agency, reality office and skin care business. An immediate call was transmitted for Ridgefield Truck 1, as the Palisade Park tower is out for repairs. Additional mutual aid was

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also summoned to the scene from East Bergen as the fire spread throughout the top-floor. Due to the heavy volume of fire and some, a defensive attack was established. This included the use of ladder pipes from Leonia and Cliffside Park, plus the Ridgefield tower ladder. A huge column of black smoke rose into the sky, attracting the news helicopters that were on early morning rush hour duty. Business owners and employees reporting for work assembled

on the opposite side of Bergen Boulevard to observe the firefighting activity. EMS also set up a rehab area on the west side of the boulevard in a parking lot. Additional mutual aid units that reported to the scene came from Englewood, Fort Lee, Edgewater and Englewood Cliffs. Teaneck's Box 54 canteen truck was also on the scene to provide refreshments to the approximately 100 firefighters that responded. No injuries were reported. - RON JEFFERS


A pocket of fire vented from the south side of the building before it was brought under control.


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Engine handles car fire at Highland High School

Rescue company extricates driver in BHP accident

Station 84 was dispatched to the parking lot of Highland High School for a vehicle fire. Engine 841 arrived, pulled the frontbumper line, and went to work on the fire. Engine 842's crew gained access to the engine compartment and assisted 841's crew. The fire is under investigation by FM84.

Rescue 84 and GTEMS were dispatched to College Drive and the Black Horse Pike for an accident. After signing on, Battalion 84 (Captain Coucoules) was advised that the assignment was being upgraded to a rescue. Battalion 84 arrived to find one car into a trailer with the driver trapped. Rescue 84 arrived, stabilized and de-energized the vehicle and removed the driver's side of the car. Engine 842 stretched a line for fire suppression. The driver was disentangled and turned over to EMS.

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Township of Ocean Fire Safety and Emergency Training trailer The Township of Ocean, NJ, Fire District # 1 has taken delivery of a 21-foot fire safety and emergency training trailer that features interactive kitchen and bedroom training scenarios. The interactive JUMP TO FILE# kitchen training 062314109 room features a fully interactive stove, oven and cabinet props, which instructs trainees to use the proper technique to knock down the flames. The sparking microwave, smoking toaster, and smoking outlet show the hazards of improper use or placement of appliances and how to diminish a potential hazard. Overhead heaters, dense smoke, digital flames and soundseffects combine to recreate the stress of an actual fire. In the bedroom scenario, smoke issues from the “feel for heat” door allowing for interactive hazard recognition and evacuation lessons. This trailer also has a severe weather package that broadcasts realistic severe weather alerts and teaches trainees how to react if faced with an extreme weather event. - CHRIS PUJAT

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Paterson Rescue 2 Captain Scott Parkin takes a break after operations went defensive at a two alarm fire.


Members of Carlstadt Ladder Co. 1 celebrated the delivery of their new Pierce Velocity 100-foot aluminum aerial ladder apparatus with an informal ceremony on July 1st.


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Fall down steps sends one to trauma center Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County, NJ. Just after 10:15 p.m. on July 8th, Squad 85 was dispatched to an address on Wild Oaks Court for a male who fell down a flight of steps. The squad arrived on location and requested medics and a medevac for an unconscious person. Station 71 set up the landing zone at the local high school. Southstar arrived 15 minutes later. The patient was then flown to a nearby trauma center for treatment.


Car versus truck sandwich in Budd Lake As lunch time on July 16th approached, Mt. Olive Emergency Services responded out on the interstate for a report of a car versus truck MVA with possible entrapment. On arrival, a compact car was sandwiched between a flat bed truck and a guard rail. The occupants were uninjured, but were unable to get out of the mangled car. Budd Lake Fire Department took the roof so the occupants could get out and be checked by EMS.



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The Jersey City Fire Department will use this 2014 Bob- Carlstadt Ladder Co. 1 accepted delivery of a 2014 The Finderne Fire Department in Bridgewater Twp. recat 2200 for emergency calls on the Pulaski Skyway dur- Pierce Velocity 100-foot aluminum rear mount aerial lad- cently placed into service this 2013 Pierce Arrow XT ing lengthy repair work. There is a two-stage pump der sold by Fire & Safety Services. pumper supplied by a 5.5 Honda engine, 55-gallon water tank and 5-gallon foam tank, plus other tools and first aid gear.




Fort Lee has placed into service a Ford F-350/Stahl Fire Howell Township, Freewood Acres. 2014 Command Ve- Carlstadt Engine Co. 2 received a 2014 Pierce 2000Investigation Unit. hicle built for Chief Donhue gpm/500-gwt pumper with 10-man cab sold by Fire & Safety Services.




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Standing by their new P.L. Custom ambulance are Belleville FF/EMT's Frank Alfano and Tyler Quarantiello.


Earlier today the Engine crew stood by the ballpark as a medevac unit from the Morristown Medical Center landed and held a demo for the annual Allendale Police DARE graduation for students at Brookside Middle School.


Members of Carlstadt Engine Co. 2 pose with their new Pierce Velocity 2000-gpm pumper during a ceremony at Fire Headquarters on July 1st.



Members of Englewood truck after operating at Hackensack's second alarm on Gamewell Street

John and Justin Lenart of the Roosevelt Volunteer Fire Company Station 41-1, Monmouth County. John Lenart (left) joined in 2005 and graduated the Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2006 as part of Class 65, Justin Lenart joined last year and graduated last night as part of Class 103.

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Ed May and Joe Landy talking about the old Peter Pirsch, Ward La Frances, Arens Fox's, as Ed works on Budd Lake’s Engine #53 refurb.


A Fords lieutenant finishes venting the roof at a house fire on Atlantic St.


Ridgefield Park Ex-Chief John Malool, center, of Truck Co. 1, holds his 40-year service award presented to him in July. His daughter, Ani, to his right, looks on.


Palisades Park Chief of Department Stephen Killion checks the south side of a commercial building fire where a hot spot vented through an opening made by firefighters before complete extinguishment.


Iselin #9 Captain Joe Geary walks to take a break after operating inside at a house fire on Atlantic St.

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North Hudson Marine 1 received a new 39-foot 3800-gpm vessel built by Metalcraft Marine, Inc., equipped with a climate-controlled encapsulated cabin.


The Edgewater Fire Department placed into service a 2013 Boston Whaler 28-foot boat with 1000-gpm capacity.



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Tight muscles can be an issue for anyone regardless of age and/or fitness level. I have a few clients who have been struggling with low flexibility and tight muscles. Not only does it impede their workouts, it interferes with their daily activities and even their sleep. They just can’t seem to get comfortable. Here’s what we have been doing and thankfully it’s working. One of the changes we have made to our exercise routine is to add stretching throughout the workout. We did this in addition to our usual post workout stretches. I found the easiest way to do this was to stretch the appropriate muscle group following each exercise set for approximately 1530 seconds. For example: following each of our three sets of leg extensions we held a quadriceps stretch for 15 seconds (each leg) before moving on to the next set. It didn’t add much time to our workouts as we were essentially just making even more productive use of our “rest times”. We still end our workouts with a full-body stretch. We did this for

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each muscle group i.e. a chest stretch after Bench Pressing, a Hamstring stretch after leg curls etc. The other change we made was replacing a workout once each week with what I termed our “Flex Time Workout”. In this workout, we perform only one set of each exercise (as opposed to three), but perform it three times slower than our usual speed. Additionally there is a “hold” at the peak of the exercise movement. For example: for a client whose leg extensions usually take two seconds per rep, they now take six seconds (two seconds to reach the peak of the extension, a two second hold at the top and two seconds down). Some of my clients have actually enjoyed this workout and have found great success with even slower/longer movements. We’ve covered “super slow” training in this column before. Enhanced mobility seems to be another benefit for these clients. Maybe it will help you too. For those concerned about fewer reps–some used slightly heavier weights, but for most, the workouts seemed to be just as effective as the original since the total time spent exercising remained the same. You can tweak it any way you like. We continue to maintain proper hydration and good form/body alignment during all of our sessions and throughout the day as well. As always, be sure to receive clearance from your physician before beginning any exercise program. Have fun! Stay safe!...and... “loosen up”!

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